Moulds are found throughout all indoor environments and growth is possible wherever moisture - either visible or invisible (vapour) - is present. Mould growth will commence within 24 hours of the presence of water, so if water has leaked into the dwelling, immediate action is necessary to reduce or eliminate mould problems.
Mould is toxic by nature and mould spores are minute and not visible to the naked eye. Aerobic in nature (they use oxygen to grow) mould requires three elements to prosper - food, moisture and time. Some moulds produce mycotoxins which can be dangerous to humans, in particular the elderly or the young.
Concentrations of mould in homes, offices and schools are often too low to trigger reactions in humans - unless there is an abnormal event which triggers higher mould growth - water entry, increased humidity, lack of ventilation etc.
Mould can become a mould problem in indoor environments for health reasons. But do not be alarmed by the presence of mould, people throughout the world coexist happily with mould. In truth, just about all of the medically identified consequences of coexisting with mould throughout the world are an aggravation of pre existing respiratory issues. What is more important is that mould proves the presence of moisture and moisture is more of a concern than mould growths.
Odour is another problem associated with mould. Airborne mould spores can trigger reactions in vulnerable people's respiratory systems some of which can be extreme and some of which have been known to cause death. Mould reproduces through mould spores which land on food source surfaces (generally porous cellulose based materials), like wood, cardboard, paper and other organic materials like fabrics (clothes). For many reasons, it is important to eradicate visible mould growth from the indoors.
For expert mould removal and remediation services in Melbourne, contact Mouldco today on 1300 382 826 or via email.
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Specialised Equipment for Inspecting, Testing and Cleaning any Mould Problems
Inspect for Moisture & Damp
Thermal imaging cameras detect moisture and danp problems behind walls.
Inspection cameras can detect mould and rising damp in areas that may not be accessible.
Penetrative and non penetrative moisture metres can detect moisture and damp on wall surfaces and inside wall cavities.
Drying Moisture & Rising Damp
Our purpose built trailers are the most powerful drying facilities in Australia.
Fast drying is one of the most important equirements for effective mould removal.
Large heaters dry out wet sub floor spaces quickly. Our trailer mounted heating units are the fastest drying units in the country.
Cleaning & Removing Mould
Our company specialises in mould remediation using the dry ice blasting method.
HEPA filtered airscribers filter the internal air to remove mould spores.
Dehumidifiers and airmovers help remove humidity and moisture from the indoor environment.